Homemade glue spreaders

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Project by alholstein posted 05-30-2015 06:32 PM 1928 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been making my own glue spreaders, since I saw the silicone ones in the Rockler catalog. I didn’t want to pay their prices, so this is my alternative. A credit card, cottage container top or some other thin flexible plastic scrap will work. An exacto knife will give make the custom shape for your project. A chop stick, and dental floss, and Indian arrow technique will complete the spreader.
The dried glue will easily flake off with the flexing of the blade. They don’t last forever, but that’s OK.


-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#1 posted 05-30-2015 07:20 PM

Why have I been using my finger all these years, I guess because I can still find it and it’s not worn out. Great idea.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 05-30-2015 08:26 PM

Yea, I used to use my fingers too, but then had to find a place to wipe them and NOT on the piece that I was gluing. That is also the reason that I made more than one, so I could find one.

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#3 posted 05-31-2015 12:28 AM

I use a discarded floppy disk for large areas and the plastic lock tab from a bag of oranges for small areas.

-- The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.

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#4 posted 05-31-2015 03:39 PM

add to this combo Pipe cleaners and you will have all you need

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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